Friday, January 7, 2011

Injured Turtle Gets A Brand New Set of Wheels

There isn't much to this story but I thought it was a truly amazing one.

Tzvika was run over by a lawn mower and suffered severe damage to her shell and a spinal injury which affected her ability to use her back legs.  Veterinarians at the Wildlife Hospital in the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv, Israel attached two tiny wheels to Tzvika's shell to prevent it from being worn down as she moved and to help her to walk.

It's awesome that the veterinarians worked so hard to save her life and make it as good as it possibly can be.  I can imagine she really gets along at a pretty good clip now that she's got her a nice set of wheels!

To see pictures of Tzvika, you can check out this article.

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